ANNOUNCE: Rekall V2.0.2
news at festina-lente.qc.ca
Tue Aug 12 05:19:07 CEST 2003
Istvan Albert wrote:
> john at rygannon.com wrote:
>> I have made a lot of changes many of them as a direct result to
>> suggests. I hope that I have got it right this time
>> BTW I have add a lot of screen shots to the Contents->About
>> Shots page
> This is still so silly.
> On your page instead of directly linking to the screenshots you are
> (just as abouve) listing the steps one needs to take to get there.
> The whole site makes no sense. If you have a product to sell you must
> allow people to understand everything right away. I would get rid of
> this whole you must register first nonsense.
I suppose from the reaction to the quirks of the website that this kind
of application would fill a need. Am I wrong?
I myself had begun to play a bit (with only my pen, for the moment) with
the idea of building this kind of application. The way I see the thing,
it would be built that way :
- Written in python : I want to (finally) learn it well, and I feel that
the langage would do a better job than, say, Perl, for a thing looking
- wxPython as the toolkit : it is more "usable" freely on windows due to
the licensing/etc. on windows
- Use an embedded database : if we want to "attack" Access, we must be
"standalone" and must not need a "real,big" database installation. I
thought about sqlite, but I did'nt dig enough on this to decide yet.
Anyway, the point would be to make it possible to "switch" the model
from a database system to an another. This way, the thing could be used
as a "prototyping" solution. But I digress
- Make it possible to build form easily. I thought about wrapping up
wxGlade, for it feel for me as clear and easy to use, and the code
looked clean at first sight.
- Make it possible to use these forms as independant application, or
export it :
- Make it possible to "export" as a "website" : either by doing a
report-like query, or by "translating" the built form to HTML. This
would mean a way to use the core of the engine as a CGI wrapper, and to
transform the XML format of the wxGlade form to an XHTML format, via
- Make it OpenSource. I looked at rekall and it look not that bad, but I
hardly see how this can take away "mindshare" from Access.
- Make it simple. I also looked at the well-hidden database features of
OpenOffice.org, and it was just to confusing... and I just can't imagine
a poor simple guy like myself diving in OOo source code... :o\
The goal being to build an application that make somebody able to build
a small database-using application with no fuss, with the option of
building "semi-automatically" a web interface to it's database.
So, anybody think this would have users?
PS : excuse my faulty english, it is obviously not my prime langage.
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